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Governing Enterprise SOA on SAP NetWeaver

Date: November 28, 2006

Time: 02:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (bio)
Sean Fitts, Chief Architect, AmberPoint (bio)
Anders Ranum, Product Definition Manager, SAP (bio)


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Please join SAP, AmberPoint and an Independent Research Firm for a Webcast on Governing Web Services on the SAP NetWeaver Platform

As SAP continues its expanding support of enterprise SOA with hundreds of enterprise service-enabled application components coming in the months ahead, the potential benefits to users of the world's most widely used ERP software are significant. Join leading Forrester analyst Ray Wang, SAP Product Definition Manager Anders Ranum and AmberPoint Chief Architect Sean Fitts for an online discussion of approaches for gaining the most from enterprise SOA on the SAP NetWeaver platform.

What You'll Learn by Attending This Webcast:
  • Implications and opportunities resulting from SAP's enterprise SOA abilities, as presented by Ray Wang, principal analyst, Forrester Research
  • How SAP NetWeaver supports the enterprise SOA architecture, as presented by Anders Ranum, Product Definition Manager at SAP
  • Runtime governance of the SAP enterprise SOA environment and surrounding runtime components, presented by AmberPoint Chief Architect Sean Fitts

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Ray Wang

Research Focus
Ray analyzes trends in ERP for the enterprise and midmarket. He also delivers strategic guidance in software licensing and pricing, researches business processes such as the order management cycle and continuous customer management, and assesses functional areas such as customer data integration and the impact of SOA on packaged applications. With this understanding of the overall ecosystem of solutions, technology, and system integrators, Ray provides strategy and guidance for many clients navigating through the vendor selection process.

Previous Work Experience
Ray brings enterprise software experience honed from more than a decade of product management, management consulting, and marketing roles. Prior to joining Forrester, he headed up the CRM analyst relations program for PeopleSoft. At Oracle, Ray served senior product management roles for both the ERP and CRM product lines. And while at Personify, he was the marketing chief for a Web analytics startup valued at $500 million.

Before working for packaged application vendors, Ray developed his management consulting and strategy experience at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Deloitte Consulting, Detroit Medical Center, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He specialized in SAP implementations, general strategy, program management, change management, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare operations.

Ray graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in natural sciences and public health. His graduate training includes a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in health policy and management and health finance and management. He is also certified in SAP FI/CO modules, facilitation, and program management office.

Sean Fitts plays a lead role in setting the product roadmap and technical vision for the company's pioneering SOA management solutions. Prior to AmberPoint, Sean co-founded CrossWeave, which was acquired by AmberPoint in 2002. At CrossWeave, Sean held president and CTO positions and was responsible for product development.

Prior to CrossWeave, Sean held positions as lead architect and engineer at Forte Software. During his tenure at Forte, he guided the overall architecture of the SynerJ product suite, an environment used to construct applications based on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) standard, managing the design and implementation of its application assembly features. Sean has also held positions as senior software engineer at Sybase and Management Dynamics. He has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from Princeton University, has been awarded a patent, and has another pending.

Anders Ranum is a Product Strategist for SAP NetWeaver, leading the Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture product strategy for SAP NetWeaver. In the past he was Product Manager for SAP Exchange Infrastructure and other NetWeaver middleware components.

Prior to joining SAP Labs, LLC, Mr. Ranum was with SAP Markets, responsible for various aspects of their MarketSet Product Management.

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